Coronavirus (COVID19) advice for visitors

2nd November 2020

Please take a moment to read our guidelines prior to your visit. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS OF ILL HEALTH INCLUDING A COUGH, HIGH TEMPERATURE OR BREATHLESSNESS PLEASE INFORM US IMMEDIATELY AND POSTPONE YOUR APPOINTMENT. Please maintain a safe distance at all…

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AXA-backed Retirement Villages Group seeks over 30 new sites

2nd October 2020

View of the entrance to the Wellness Centre at Retirement Villages Group’s newly acquired site at Chester AXA-backed Retirement Villages Group (“RVG”) has today announced its intention to develop over 30 new sites in the next 10 years in selected English towns and…

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Our keen photographers click with the judges

10th September 2020

We all recognise that our well-kept village gardens and grounds are stunning – with something to please the senses whatever the season. However, thanks to the talents and keen eyes of many residents, we can share some fantastic images from around our communities…

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How to remain ‘Social at a Distance’

20th March 2020

In such uncertain times, we are all finding our everyday routines disrupted. The focus on practicing good hygiene intensifies, as does the need for social distancing. Our wonderful NHS workers, as well as those in the health and social sector, are working harder…

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Zoe joins the RVG team

26th February 2020

We are delighted to welcome Zoe Rocholl to our team as Executive Director – People, Culture and Innovation. Zoe has previously worked on two major organisational and culture change projects in the real estate sector, for Battersea Power Station Development Company and more…

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Newport school donation earns top marks for Retirement Villages!

17th February 2020

Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RVG) were delighted to hand over power tools, hockey goals and kitchen equipment to the Joyce Frankland Academy, near Saffron Walden, as part of a generous £2,500 donation. The Academy wish list included drills, an exercise bike, treadmill, food…

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MP Theresa May calls in for coffee at Thamesfield

10th February 2020

Rt Hon Theresa May MP is no stranger to Henley’s private retirement village, Thamesfield. She was Home Secretary when she last called in and talked about her work, travels and even her shoes! Much has happened in her political life since and so there…

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Debden Grange care home partners appointed

10th January 2020

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Country Court, who will run the care facility at our new village, Debden Grange in Newport, near Saffron Walden. The village – which will open in March – offers independent living in 17 cottages and…

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Meet Fritha Jaine, village manager at Debden Grange

2nd December 2019

We are delighted to welcome on board Fritha Jaine who is the new village manager at our latest development, Debden Grange in Newport, near Saffron Walden. Fritha will be responsible for the day to day running of the village ensuring that everyone enjoys…

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Debden Grange takes a flurry of reservations

18th October 2019

Even before the last brick has been laid, the reservations are flooding in at our new retirement village, Debden Grange in Newport. Those that have already reserved their properties at the village attended an open day and raised their glasses to celebrate! This…

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Gradwell Park investment will bring new jobs

4th October 2019

Work is underway at our newest retirement village, Gradwell Park, which promises to inject both money and jobs into the local area. The £25m project is under construction in South Chailey. Once complete, the village, for people aged 65 and over, will provide a community in…

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Mayford Grange celebrates its 10th birthday!

27th September 2019

Mayford Grange retirement village celebrated its 10th anniversary last week by throwing a celebratory lunch for residents, staff and local dignitaries – some of whom were present at the village launch a decade ago! Previous mayor of Woking, Tina Liddington, performed the official…

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Candy Girls tour retirement villages to commemorate D-day

2nd September 2019

Our retirement villages across Warwickshire, West Sussex and Surrey all enjoyed a spectacular performance from the 1940s inspired Candy Girls to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which took place on 6 June 1944 during World War Two. Staff, residents and…

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Debden Grange sponsors Newport Primary School!

10th July 2019

Newport Primary School’s sports team away kit is now sporting the Retirement Villages Group logo after our brand-new retirement village, Debden Grange, decided to become their official sponsors! The lovely new kit includes shirts, shorts and socks. As well as this, RVG also…

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Elmbridge Village welcomes MP Anne Milton!

13th June 2019

Residents and staff at Elmbridge Village enjoyed a visit from the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP. Anne said: “I have visited Elmbridge Village many times and I am always made to feel so very welcome. It was fantastic to meet up again with…

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Retirement Villages plans first urban community in Exeter

21st May 2019

Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RVG), the UK’s leading retirement community developer and operators, has announced plans for a vibrant new urban community in Exeter. The scheme in Topsham Road is designed to integrate with the wider community, incorporating retail and other amenities that…

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Lime Tree Village celebrates new range of retirement cottages!

16th May 2019

Visitors, staff and guests gathered together for a weekend event, to celebrate the official launch of the newly-built cottages at Lime Tree Village. Attendees enjoyed prosecco, canapes and other refreshments served in the village’s magnificent Cawston House – the Edwardian mansion at the…

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From finance administration to village management, meet Louise Smith

11th April 2019

Park Place’s new village manager is no stranger to the Lincolnshire retirement village, Louise Smith has worked as a financial administrator at the village for six years before entering her new role. Louise’s occupational background is largely in the financial sector but after taking a…

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Welcome to Will Bax – our new Chief Executive

25th March 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Will Bax as the new Chief Executive of Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RVG). Will replaces Andrew Ovey, Head of Healthcare at AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets (AXA IM – Real Assets), who became Chief…

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From residents to bloggers at our Retirement Villages

14th January 2019

Our residents have been busy tapping away at their keyboards to bring you some of their insightful stories about retirement life and moving into a retirement village.  Villagers have been enjoying the chance to read and enjoy stories from like-minded people. They’ve discovered more about…

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Discover more about our retirement villages as we hit the road, in Taunton

7th January 2019

This February we’ll be at the Orchards Shopping Centre in Taunton on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February from 10am – 3pm.  This is your perfect opportunity to find out more about what Gittisham Hill Park in Honiton, Blagdon Village in Taunton and The Priory in Abbotskerswell could offer you or a loved one.  Pop in for a…

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Meet Cheryl George, Thamesfield’s new Village Manager

4th December 2018

The luxury retirement village, Thamesfield in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, has appointed a new village manager. Cheryl George has lived in Henley for 13 years and had always admired the beautiful village from the other side of the river – and now she works there! …

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Saffron Walden Mayor opens Debden Grange marketing suite

28th November 2018

The marketing suite for our new village Debden Grange has been officially opened by the Mayor of Saffron Walden, Cllr Paul Fairhurst.  The Mayor was VIP guest at our launch event last Friday (Nov 23rd) and cut the ribbon to signal the opening.  The retail…

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Find us at Wyevale Garden Centre in Braintree Essex this December

21st November 2018

Retirement Villages are hitting the road and coming to Braintree, Essex!  This December you will be able to find us at the Wyevale Garden Centre in Braintree from the 10th to the 16th December during store opening hours, where a member of our team will be pleased to tell you all about our villages…

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Assistant Village Manager Proves Hard Work Really Does Pay Off

28th August 2018

Tracy Cox, Assistant Village Manager at Cedars Village, is the latest recipient of the coveted Star Award, a monthly award presented to employees that make an outstanding contribution to their village, and exhibit exemplary working practices. Tracy was presented with her award, as…

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People-First Approach Sees Popular Village Manager Promoted

14th August 2018

Previously the manager of Avonpark Village, Sylvester Harker has seen his dedication and hard work rewarded with a promotion. A popular character with residents at the village, Sylvester has been promoted to Estates Manager where he will now oversee several villages in the…

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Residents from Elmbridge Village feature in a national newspaper

2nd May 2018

Residents from Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh, Surrey were recognised for their awe-inspiring charitable efforts in The Mail on Sunday on 29th April. The article in the paper focusing on how local and national charities benefit from various charitable schemes organised within retirement communities…

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Avonpark residents help children learn to read

30th April 2018

Residents at Avonpark retirement village have teamed up with a primary school to help children in reception learn to read. The partnership with Freshford Primary School, in Freshfield, began in 2017 as part of a trial, but now the partnership has had a…

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More than 30% of properties already sold at Meadow View, Essex

19th March 2018

We are delighted to announce that our new development of cottages at Meadow View, Great Easton is well underway and more than 30% have already been reserved off plan! “Demand for luxury private retirement properties in this region of Essex continues to grow,”…

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The final piece of the Stable Mews jigsaw is completed

1st March 2018

Stable Mews – the latest phase of properties at Roseland Parc, our age exclusive retirement village in Tregony, Cornwall – are now available for viewing. Although recent bad weather caused the postponement of our launch event, it didn’t stop our recent topping out…

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Arun House is set to launch this Spring at Elmbridge Village

16th February 2018

A ceremonial ‘topping out’ has marked exciting progress towards the completion of the new ‘Arun House’ development at Elmbridge Village in Cranleigh. Will Crawford, Group Development Director at Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RVG) was joined by Doug Jones, Managing Director at Castleoak Construction…

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Castle village romance featured on BBC’s One Show

14th February 2018

In true Valentine’s style, the BBC’s One Show turned all romantic this week as it asked couples of all ages to explain how they knew it was love at first sight when they met their other half. Included in the voxpop feature aired…

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Lime Tree Village wins Vision Style Award

30th January 2018

Lime Tree Village, our retirement village in Dunchurch, Warwickshire has been recognised for its stunning interior design at The Vision Style Awards 2017. The village has won the Inspired Retirement Living award for its inspirational interior, thriving community and beautifully adapted multi-functional communal…

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Building progresses at Roseland Parc Village, Cornwall

19th January 2018

Roseland Parc, our retirement village in Tregony, Cornwall, has been investing heavily in its future with exciting new expansion plans. Cornwall Council granted planning permission early last year to Retirement Villages Group Ltd, who own and manage the village, to build two small…

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A fantastic year for Retirement Villages Group Ltd (RVG)

22nd December 2017

Christmas has most definitely arrived at our 14 retirement villages across the UK; the Christmas decorations are up and mince pies and mulled wine are at the ready. And as our residents prepare themselves for a December full of festive cheer, it seems…

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Charters Village commended at prestigious Housebuilder Awards 2017

3rd November 2017

Charters Village, the private retirement village for the over 65s in East Grinstead, has received a highly commended award for the Best Retirement Scheme at the Housebuilder Awards 2017.  The annual Housebuilder Awards recognise the very best new build property projects across the country…

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Apartment living for retirees

27th October 2017

Forget 1960s bungalows, today’s retirees want luxe apartments with state of the art facilities.  Whereas previously most one and two-bedroom apartments were built for first-time buyers, new state of the art, open plan apartments are now being built in retirement villages across the…

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Retirement Villages launch Moving Home Made Easy Services

24th October 2017

There is no denying moving is stressful, selling your property, packing a lifetime’s accumulation of belongings into boxes, sourcing a trustworthy removal company, the admin involved with changing address, sourcing new utility providers and the heartache of leaving somewhere full of memories can…

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MP calls for more retirement schemes like Roseland Parc

22nd September 2017

Stamp duty reform to free up the housing chain, transparent fees and care home funding were on the agenda when MP for Truro and Falmouth Sarah Newton called in to meet staff and residents at Roseland Parc, a private retirement village in Tregony….

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Survey names West Sussex as the best place to retire

16th August 2017

West Sussex offers the best quality of life for retired people, according to a Prudential study covering England and Wales. Places in southern and eastern England dominated the top 10 list, with Dorset, East Sussex, Devon, Norfolk and Suffolk also identified as hotspots…

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Charters Village shortlisted for national award

27th June 2017

Our East Grinstead retirement village – Charters Village – has been shortlisted for a national property award. It is one of only four private schemes in the UK to be selected for the title of ‘Best UK Retirement Scheme’. If successful, it will…

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Multimillion-pound developments at Retirement Villages selling rapidly!

12th April 2017

We are pleased to announce that new multimillion-pound developments at two of our retirement villages, Elmbridge (Surrey) and Charters (West Sussex), are selling rapidly. Elmbridge Manor, the new country-club style building at Elmbridge that incorporates a range of accommodation and communal facilities, is…

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Retirement Villages Group acquires its next site

1st March 2017

Retirement Villages Group (RVG) has acquired a new site as part of its £200 million expansion programme to develop more than 500 new independent living residential units in the South East of England over the next five years. The company has secured a…

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Record start to 2017 for Retirement Villages Group

13th February 2017

Any uncertainty in the UK and world economy brought on by recent events, has had little or no impact on the Retirement Villages Group (RVG) performance post Christmas. Against a backdrop of Brexit and Donald Trump’s arrival at the White House, RVG has…

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Plans announced for Virginia Water retirement village

3rd February 2017

Plans for our next proposed village in the sought-after Surrey town Virginia Water will be unveiled at a public exhibition in the town on Wednesday (February 8th). If planning permission is successful, this next multi million pound investment for the company will include…

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New Estates Manager welcomed at Retirement Villages

28th November 2016

We have appointed a new Estates Manager, Sean Corney, who joins us after working for Savills for nearly six years. At Savills he was responsible for overseeing the management of properties across the UK. Sean has over twelve years of property related experience,…

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Oscar Russell promoted to Group Estates Director

15th November 2016

As mentioned in an earlier news post, we have strengthened our board by promoting Oscar Russell to the senior role of Group Estates Director. Oscar joined us in 2014 as Estates Manager and will now take responsibility for our group-wide property management services….

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Non-Executive Director appointed to enhance care offer

9th November 2016

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Christina Edwards CBE as Non-Executive Director. She will support and challenge care management and practice across our 14 UK age-exclusive communities. This will enhance the experience for our residents and make for good governance across…

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Retirement Villages Group strengthens board

7th November 2016

As the UK’s leading provider of luxury retirement communities, we are delighted to announce the appointment of new Non-Executive Director, Christina Edwards CBE. Christina has a wealth of experience in the National Health Service – as a front-line nurse and at senior management…

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Cawston House extension nearly finished!

13th October 2016

Our £850,000 development of Cawston House, the Edwardian mansion that is now the social hub of Lime Tree Village, is nearly finished. We decided to extend both the function room and sunroom at Cawston House to create more communal space for Lime Tree…

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New manager welcomed at Lime Tree Village

24th August 2016

We have appointed Patrick Johnson as the new manager at Lime Tree Village, our age-exclusive community on the outskirts of Rugby. He is now responsible for maintaining our impeccably high standards, both across Lime Tree Village’s grounds and in terms of services provided…

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Retirement Villages appoints new regional sales manager

7th July 2016

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kerry McIver as Regional New Homes Sales Manager, who will serve Lime Tree Village, Moat Park, Charters and Elmbridge. In her new role Kerry will drive new build property sales at these sites, all of…

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New care home manager at Charters Court

10th June 2016

Prakash Bundun has been appointed Home Manager at Charters Court – our nursing and residential care home in Felcourt Road, East Grinstead. Above: Prakash Bundun, who has just been appointed home manager at Charters Court – a nursing and residential care home in Felcourt…

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Malvenia completes running challenge for charity

2nd June 2016

Lime Tree Village manager Malvenia Richmond put her best foot forward to run the Vitality 10km in London on Bank Holiday Monday and raised around £700 for Cancer Research UK. Malvenia was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May 2014 and following surgery had…

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‘Try before you Buy’ – a customers’ experience

24th May 2016

Malcolm and Pat Sniders are considering a move to The Polo Field, the next phase to our already established Lime Tree Village in Dunchurch, near Rugby, Warwickshire. The couple who currently live in Watford want to move to this more central part of…

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Holiday vouchers for Elmbridge survey lady

13th May 2016

Congratulations to Mrs Shirley Porter of Jackson Close at our Elmbridge Village in Surrey who has won holiday vouchers following our recent inter-village residents’ survey. Mrs Porter is pictured receiving the vouchers from Elmbridge Village Manager Simon Baird. The £250-worth of travel vouchers…

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Lime Tree Village celebrates Queen’s 90th birthday

21st April 2016

Residents across all of our villages are celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday today with a string of organised events up and down the country. At our picturesque Lime Tree Village in Warwickshire, these began bright and early, when the Rugby town crier dropped…

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Launch event for new retirement homes at Lime Tree Village

8th April 2016

VIPs impressed by new retirement properties in Rugby. Despite torrential rain, professional businesspeople and other VIPs from the Warwickshire business scene turned out in force for the official launch of Phase 4 of our Lime Tree Village retirement homes development. As well as…

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Local MP officially opens Charters Court

16th March 2016

Charters Court, our residential and nursing care home in Felcourt Road, East Grinstead was officially opened by MP for East Surrey Sam Gyimah. Situated next to Charters Village, our independent retirement village – Charters Court opened its doors last year but specially invited…

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Malvenia on the run for charity…

8th March 2016

Lime Tree Village manager Malvenia Richmond is planning to run the Vitality 10km in London on May 30th to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Malvenia was diagnosed with bowel cancer in May 2014 and following surgery had to have a course of…

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Residents and designers work in partnership on Elmbridge Manor

4th March 2016

Interior designers have been working with residents to produce a scheme for the communal facilities at Elmbridge Manor. The Manor, centrepiece to the multi-million pound upgrade at Elmbridge Village, will provide residents with a broad range of facilities including a main hall, restaurant,…

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Hot demand for new homes at Elmbridge retirement village

24th February 2016

Demand for the latest phase of apartments to go on sale at Elmbridge has been hot – with five apartments in the new clubhouse sold within two weeks of the initial release. They are part of the redevelopment of the village which includes…

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New manager takes reins at Avonpark retirement village

11th February 2016

James Lang has been appointed village manager at Avonpark, our retirement village in Limpley Stoke, near Bath. James, who is 49 and lives in Bristol, has spent most of his career in property management including specialist retirement developers across the south west of…

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Cranleigh business event unveils plans for Elmbridge Manor

29th January 2016

Invited guests from the Cranleigh business community were among the first to see the unveiling of our latest plans for Elmbridge Manor this week. A lunchtime reception at Cranleigh Arts Centre showcased the new multi-million pound clubhouse and apartments, currently under construction. This…

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New retirement cottages unveiled at Moat Park

8th January 2016

Our Essex retirement village has now added two luxury cottages to the portfolio, expanding village life even further. Construction work commenced last year, to extend the living options available at Moat Park in Great Easton, near to Great Dunmow. The village already consists…

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Christmas in a retirement village!

16th December 2015

Christmas has most definitely arrived at our retirement villages. The Christmas lights have been officially switched on, and mince pies, mulled wine and carols are the order of the day. At Moat Park, Essex, the newly-formed village choir and local harpist provided the…

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Fourth retirement property move for Joy at Lime Tree Village

15th December 2015

Lime Tree Village resident Joy Lennard is about to embark on a remarkable move – to her fourth retirement property in Rugby. The great grandmother and former local businesswoman is waiting for her new home, a two bedroom cottage in Lime Tree’s new…

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Sophia takes the reins at Thamesfield

8th December 2015

A NEW manager has been appointed at Thamesfield, our exclusive retirement village on the banks of the River Thames in Henley. Sophia Lawrence (26) has taken charge of the day to day running of the village after spending most of her career to…

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Identical twins choose the same Surrey retirement property move

29th October 2015

Identical twins Mary Hudd and Diana Richardson have made scores of similar lifestyle choices during their 60-plus years including their latest decision to both buy a retirement property at Elmbridge Village. The inseparable sisters have shared so many similarities over the years –…

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Out of Africa: Peter’s lasting legacy in Africa

9th October 2015

Charters resident Peter Davies has left a long and lasting legacy across sub-Saharan Africa – playing a very real part in the economic development of that continent. He was instrumental in helping develop the rail and road infrastructure through Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and…

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Lime Tree’s own British Master Champion!

22nd September 2015

Huge congratulations to Debbie Murch, who won the gold medal in British Masters Pentathlon W55 on Saturday, 19th September. Debbie, who works as a receptionist at Lime Tree Village, not only won the gold medal, she also achieved a new personal best with a…

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